Hope D. Gatling, a native of Hampton, VA was born in 1982. She graduated from Heritage High school and continued her education, earning a Bachelors Degree in Music Media from Norfolk State University.
Some of Hope's accomplishments come from her favorite memories including her first song she wrote in high school for their reflections contest, entitled, "Attached." She won first place and best original composition.
Hope never wanted to sing as a young girl. She was very shy and no one knew she had talent, except for her chorus teacher, Ms. Simmons, who took her to Norfolk State to audition for a scholarship. Hope received a partial vocal scholarship. Hope then auditioned for the Spartan Choral and was accepted.
Since she was discovered for her talent, Hope opened up for Lee Williams, sang background vocals on a mini tour for Choklate Moore, and sang background vocals for Edward James.
Hope is also known for singing jazz standards for banquets, weddings, and numerous events in Hampton Roads. As she embarks upon her own project release, Hope's message is to reach deep within her soul and inspire others, especially the youth through her gifts.